- Primary Investigator, Ludmer Centre
- William Dawson Scholar and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill
Department of Psychology, McGill University
Stewart Biology Building N8/4
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, Québec (Canada) H3A 1B1
Telephone: +1 514 398 3419
Dr Bagot has a B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology (University of New South Wales, Australia), and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (McGill, Canada) with Dr. Michael Meaney and Dr. Tak Pan Wong. Her thesis was on the effect of natural variations in maternal care on hippocampal learning, synaptic plasticity and stress modulation and the epigenetic mechanisms of these effects. Dr Bagot conducted her Postdoctoral reserarch at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with Dr Eric J. Nestler where she studied the role of synaptic and transcriptional plasticity within the mesolimbic system in resilience and susceptibility to depression.
She joined the Ludmer Centre in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience within the Department of Psychology at McGill.
Area of Research
Dr. Bagot’s research focuses on the mechanisms of altered brain circuit function in depression. She employs a multi-disciplinary approach integrating in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo optogenetics, in vivo calcium imaging and next-generation sequencing in robust mouse behavioural models to elucidate the brain circuit changes that drive maladaptive behaviours and the underlying gene expression networks that mediate altered circuit function.
She aims to integrate these multiple levels of analysis to build a comprehensive understanding of how stress-induced dysregulation in neural networks may lead to disease states.
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